Professor Ryder joined Osgoode Hall Law School’s faculty in 1987. His research and publications focus on a range of contemporary constitutional issues, including those related to federalism, equality rights, freedom of expression, Aboriginal rights, and Quebec secession. He has also published articles that explore the historical evolution of constitutional principles and is currently researching the history of book censorship in Canada.
Research Interests: Public Law
Graduate Research Supervision (LLM, PhD): Professor Ryder is available to supervise students with interests in Canadian, foreign or comparative constitutional law, including fundamental constitutional principles; Canadian constitutional history (including the history of colonization and decolonization); division of legislative powers in federal states; Aboriginal and treaty rights; statutory and constitutional prohibitions on discrimination; freedom of expression; freedom of religion; and remedies for human rights violations.